Annual Naumkeag Garden Party
Saturday, July 25th in StockbridgeBy: - Jul 22nd, 2015
Naumkeg needs your support by attending the annual Garden Party.
Blue Moon Roof Top Party in Pittsfield
July 31 Benefit to Support Pittsfield Farmers MarketBy: - Jul 22nd, 2015
Dance drink and enjoy the stars from the Blue Moon Rooftop in downtown Pittsfield. It's a benefit for the Farmers Market.
Wyatt Earp King of the Wild Frontier
Encounter with Gunslinger in Virginia City, NevadaBy: - Jul 23rd, 2015
By the time he took part in The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, Wyatt Earp was already famous; after that October afternoon in 1881, he was a legend.
James Flynn Flynn Letter to My Dad
Posted October 26, 1940 On the Occasion of My BirthBy: - Jul 23rd, 2015
My grandfather James Flynn was noted as a man of few words. This is a verbatim transcription of a rare note that he wrote to my father on the occasion of my birth. On many levels it is a remarkable document.
Sons in the Great WarBy: - Jul 24th, 2015
Starting with a tavern in Gloucester around 1910 then in Boston my grandfather James Flynn ran hotels, bars, speakeasies and nightclubs. Booze and entertainment was the family business. During the war that's just what my Uncle Arthur, later a judge did. In the air-force, as an officer, Uncle Brother landed planes from a tower in England. The good life was, and still is, the Flynn family business.
Witness for the ProsecutionBy: - Jul 26th, 2015
Poet, archivist, photographer, raconteur Gerard Malanga lives with books and cats in Hudson, New York. Time was in leather he performed a whip dance with the Velvet Underground.
Aboard the Yacht Rachel
Tennis and Yoga!By: - Jul 26th, 2015
More tales of the Ancien Regime recalling Marat's lists composed in the bathtub. But in Annisquam not Paris where they eat cake and sail by moonlight.
Dove of PeaceBy: - Jul 26th, 2015
Like many urban poor during the Great Depression my colorful Uncle Freddy was a card carrying member of the Communist Party of America. He was better red than dead.
Freddy's Music Unlimited
Take a Walk on the Wild SideBy: - Jul 26th, 2015
Brilliant and eccentric he was an actor in the WPA. After a breakdown moved to Boston and the care of my father. Opened a record shop where I worked for him on Saturdays now and then.
The Write StuffBy: - Jul 27th, 2015
A fine arts major I expected to spend my life as an artist. That has proved to be more or less true with as many facets and tangents as a cubist composition. A rejected gift of an old Remington upright typewriter changed everything.
Arnie Reisman Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate
Clara Bow Died for Our SinsBy: - Jul 27th, 2015
As I inscribed in my book for him Arnie Reisman was my first and best editor starting with the Brandeis Justice and then Boston After Dark. I have enjoyed reading his first book of verse Clara Bow Died for Our Sins.
Paul Natkin Superstars
Exhibition at Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park.By: - Jul 28th, 2015
Paul Natkin told an attentive audience about shooting Bruce Springsteen in Minneapolis on his Born in the USA tour for a Newsweek cover. That shoot was described in a story about Natkin in the Chicago Sun-Times. "That's when my family believed I was a real photographer," he said. That publicity also led to five years as the staff photographer for the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Art Critic Francine Koslow Miller (1951 to 2015)
Mass College of Art Professor and Art Forum CorrespondentBy: - Jul 29th, 2015
Since the 1980s Francine Koslow Miller had been a formidable presence in the Boston art world as a critic for Art Forum, professor at Mass College of art and organizer of exhibitions and projects. As an alumna of Brandeis she was defender of the Rose Art Museum when there was a plan to sell the collection and close the museum. She died this week at the age of 64.
Playwright John Guare at Barrington Stage
Updating His Adaptation of His Girl FridayBy: - Aug 01st, 2015
The renowned playwright John Guare was in Pittsfield recently for the first days of rehearsal of his play His Girl Friday. It is being directed by Julianne Boyd for Barrington Stage Company. He and others in the production met with the media for a lively give and take.
That ‘70s Show
Mass Birthday Celebration in SheffieldBy: - Aug 03rd, 2015
My buddy Jim Jacobs, known as Shango back in the day, and Kathleen hosted a last hurrah for the Berkshire hipster clan. It was held in a barn and tent in Sheffield. Just up the road a piece from where Benno and Stephanie held all those holiday celebrations. We gathered from near and far for an evening of Indian food and a groovy rock band. On the dance floor Astrid had all the right moves.
How Past Become FutureBy: - Aug 03rd, 2015
Catching up with old friends we share stories, laughs and memories. Without a present, creating new stories, there is little hope or reason for future meetings.
Taken for GraniteBy: - Aug 04th, 2015
Thoughts on a summer's day.
Day by Day
Swinging for the FencesBy: - Aug 04th, 2015
Over the span of a decade Vincent van Gogh created an oeuvre of some 2,000 works including 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings. The fifty works on view in Van Gogh and Nature at the Clark allows us to realize what results when an artist works almost every day. That made me think about the 250 or so poems and two books that I created in this past year. What is produced today inspires what happens tomorrow.
Hic Transit Dracones
Up the River for KurtzBy: - Aug 04th, 2015
As we explore and use our lives as art when do we reach the boundary? Having mapped the known where do we cross over to terra incognita? Or as inscribed on medieval maps the unknown ocean where hic transit dracones.
Ballad for a GunslingerBy: - Aug 04th, 2015
He didn't like the killing particularly in the beginning.
Critique of Pure ReasonBy: - Aug 05th, 2015
On the nature of all things.
Laurel and Hardy
Lend Me Your EarsBy: - Aug 05th, 2015
Creating is a team effort shaped by a critical process. Reaching an impasse. Hitting the wall. Tapped out. When you come to the fork in the road take it.
Going Dutch Iron Pot Cooking
Celebrating Nevada's Frontier HeritageBy: - Aug 05th, 2015
Dutch oven cooking, popular since colonial times, came to Nevada with the early Mormon settlers of the area and remains a way of life even today. Nevada state parks regularly give demonstrations of how to cook with the short-legged, cast iron vessel with the rimmed lid.
Roberto Lugo an Emerging Ceramics Artist
Ferrin Contemporary Opening on Aug.22By: - Aug 06th, 2015
Roberto Lugo, at 33, has emerged on the local art scene, thanks to Leslie Ferrin and her outreach program for artists in the ceramics, pottery world. His show opens on the Mass MoCA campus at Ferrin Contemporary on August 22.
Mr. B. B.
Ain't Nothin but a Hound DogBy: - Aug 10th, 2015
Sometimes animals have a way of adopting us. More than just a dog B.B. King was a worldly wise hipster and friend.
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